Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Aloha to the Book Swap of Carrollwood in Tampa, Florida

During my recent visit to Florida, I stopped by the Book Swap of Carrollwood in Tampa, Florida.  From its website (link),

Book Swap of Carrollwood has been part of the North Tampa community since 1984.  We are an independent bookstore that sells books of all genres (new and used), including children and non-fiction.

I found several cozy mysteries among the thousands of books on their shelves ... 

... plus adult coloring books, too!

Several teens came into the store ... glad to see them reading!

I visited the store in January, spotlighting "books made into a movie" for reading challenge.

What book have you read that was made into a movie?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blog posts wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, February 13, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, February 14.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Love this mural in the store!


  1. I read Harry Potter and Divergence and Hunger Games

  2. I read a book by Joy Fielding that was made into a movie, I just cannot recall the name of it though.

  3. Remembrance by Danielle Steele
    Fifty Shades of Grey
    I read others but I can't remember them

  4. One for the Money (Janet Evanovch's Stephanie Plum book); Harry Potter; Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series which was made into a series

  5. Outlander, which is a series on Starz.

    I wish that I'd know about this bookstore when my son was still living in Tampa. I would have been there in a flash.

  6. The most recent was The Hunger Games and LOTR was one of my favorites.

  7. Well, obviously all of the Jane Austen stories and the Bronte sisters stories. The Longest Yard by Nicholas Sparks, as well as a few others of his. There have been some books made into Hallmark movies, but usually, those movies are too short to do the book justice.

  8. The Notebook & Unleashing Mr Darcy

  9. The. Notebooks

  10. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum